NSW Health Alert: Measles outbreak in western Sydney

NSW Health is warning the public of a measles outbreak in western Sydney following confirmation of six further cases in the community. Dr Vicky Sheppeard, Director Communicable Diseases, NSW Health says “The recent cases reinforce the importance of getting vaccinated”.

What I do for thirty seven dollars and five cents

Thirty-seven dollars and five cents is the value this government places on up to twenty minutes of my time writes Sydney GP Dr Elizabeth Oliver. This figure, the amount a practice receives from Medicare for a standard consultation, has not changed in four years, and under the current arrangement, will not change for another three. I myself receive sixty five percent of that. But are the pennies well spent? Let’s see.